Have you ever wondered what is the proper etiquette for wedding gifts and creating a wedding registry when one — or both — of the intended has already been married at least once before? One bride I know, about to embark on her first and her groom’s second marriage, really wanted to register for some fine china that she had always loved. But she was concerned that guests would find it rather excessive of her to ask for china when her soon-to-be husband already has multiple sets from his first marriage.
Provenance Food and Wine prides itself in know the “provenance” of the foods and wines they carry in their store to the point where they have developed great relationships with the local food artisans and growers. Each item is selected by the owners whose pursuit of quality goods is uncompromising and yes, a little bit obsessive!
This is a great place to go if you are recreational foodie or a full time gourmet!
And they have some perfect items for your wedding registry!
Fill your new home with the beginning of a cellar with 2 cases of wines which you can drink now or age for future date
Fill your pantry with all sorts of small-production, handmade goodies.
Or simply get their gift card and shop for your date night in dinner needs.
I was amazed by all the choices available with regards to wine glasses.
First of all there seems to be a specific glass for every wine variety out there. Different shapes and sizes will emphasize tannins and flavors differently, they will direct the wine to a different location of your tongue etc.
Now I suspect that many of you are not interested in having 20 different types of glasses just to be able to create a slight improvement to your wine experience. If that is the case I suggest starting off with the following: either go with just a generic tulip or 1 glass for red, 1 for white, and maybe a champagne flute.
Glass type: Thin and clear is the way to go.
Red wines need a wide bowl and a wide opening.
White wines narrow bowl and opening.
Also if you are looking into getting to know more I suggest visiting the Wine Discount Center and they will be more than happy to help you with your wine glasses. Note you can also use the Wine Discount Center gift card to purchase wine glasses
Traditionally, couples were advised to establish a wedding gift registry in order to furnish the home they would be sharing together. The presumption being that prior to marriage, young people either weren’t living on their own or investing much in their surroundings. But today, it is more likely that newlyweds will have lived on their own for quite a while before their wedding and thus have accumulated many of the items that used to comprise the bulk of wedding registries.
Does that mean wedding registries are becoming obsolete?
Absolutely not! It can still be fun – and useful — to register for a wedding because now you can use your gift credits to purchase some big ticket items that used to be out of reach for the newlywed. If you live in Chicago, you might already know about Poladora, a consolidated network of Chicago- based stores that allows you to aggregate credits for gifts you received and use them at any member stores represented on the website. Why not register for a dining room table? The Self Storing Leaf Extension Dining Table from Sawbridge Studios for $2,455? This table will make a great setting for many fabulous meals to be shared with friends.
And while we’re on the subject, it will be important to have something to serve those friends on that dining room table. A Wine Cellar Starter kit from Provenance at $625 is a perfect way to insure your company has a lively time. With two cases of wine to help fill your bar your home will offer a warm welcome to all.
And when you host that dinner party, think about registering at Poladora.com for for vintage sliver plate
hotel flatware from P.O.S.H. At $96 for a 6 piece place setting, Poladora’s flexible credits will allow any happy couple to make sure they can purchase enough place settings to host a dinner party for many of their friends.
Don’t forget, it’s important to look good while doing all that entertaining. That’s why registering for
lighting is such a nice option in gift registries. Why not register for the fabulous-looking Her Majesty
Floor Lamp from MacKenzie-Childs $1200 available at Poladora.com through Crosell & Co.